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15 Inspiring Pumpkin Recipes from Around the World

19/09/2019 (Last Updated: 05/08/2020)

From Laos to Peru this mix of 15 Inspiring Pumpkin Recipes from Around the World are sure to spark some new flavours in the kitchen this fall.

Six different images of recipes using pumpkin as the main ingredient.

Pumpkins seem to be everywhere in the fall/Autumn. They’re cheap, fresh and easy to cook with, so we thought it was time to expand those taste buds and get some new cuisines into the mix with how they cook with pumpkin. It’s quite the versatile vegetable!

15 Inspiring Pumpkin Recipes from Around the World

1. Chunky Pumpkin Miso Soup with Tofu | Wandercooks

“Move aside ramen, this homemade Chunky Pumpkin Miso Soup is ready to warm you up. The benefits of miso are HUGE, and with dashi, tofu and pumpkin, you’re set! This simple heart-warming dish is bursting with healthy goodness and intensely delicious flavour.

Chunky Pumpkin Miso Soup with Tofu - Move aside Ramen, this homemade miso recipe is ready to warm you up. The benefits of miso are HUGE. Don't miss out on these benefits with nutrient filled ingredients like pumpkin, tofu and of course - DASHI! Pescatarian. |


2. Kobocha Shaped Pumpkin Bread | Chopstick Chronicles

“This kabocha bread is made from sweet Kabocha Anko paste wrapped with Japanese soft milk bread and shaped like a kabocha pumpkin or a Kabocha squash. This bread is a sweet bread, so it is a great snack to share at a Halloween party.

Pumpkin Shaped Bread on a plate.


3. Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge) | Kimchimari

“Hobakjuk or Korean Pumpkin Porridge is the perfect food for a cold winter day or any day. It is also a yummy healing food, light on the stomach and very nutritious!

Hobakjuk in a white bowl.


4. Pumpkin Pie with Coconut | Wandercooks

“Full of spices, this Pumpkin Pie with Coconut is bursting with flavour. No can, just fresh pumpkin and coconut cream! This dairy free pumpkin pie is like a Thai version of this American classic.

Slice of pumpkin pie with coconut on place, with second slice in background.


5. Pumpkin Sweetcorn Soup | Wandercooks

“A simple nourishing recipe for a cold winter’s night, this creamy Pumpkin Sweetcorn Soup warms you up from the inside out. You’ll never guess the secret ingredient!

Pumpkin Sweetcorn Soup | A simple nourishing recipe for a cold winter’s night, this creamy Pumpkin Sweetcorn Soup warms you up from the inside out. You’ll never guess the secret ingredient! |


6. Kaddo Bowrani (Afghan Pumpkin with Yoghurt Sauce)  | Caroline’s Cooking

“Meltingly sweet and tender pumpkin contrasts with gently savory yoghurt in this Afghan favorite appetizer/side, kaddo bowrani. It’s comforting and moreish, and a dish you’ll want to find any excuse to have again.

Afghan Pumpkin with Yoghurt sauce on a plate.


7. Picarones – Peruvian Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Doughnuts | The Schizo Chef

“Peruvian Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Anise Syrup make a delicious dessert and are also delicious to serve during weekend brunch!

Pile of Peruvian Pumpkin Doughnuts in a bowl.


8. Za’atar Chicken Carbonara (with pumpkin) | Mad Creations Hub

“This Za’atar Chicken is one of my most popular bowl licking family meals I have ever created!

Zaatar Chicken in a bowl.


9. Easy Romanian Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Bars | My Gorgeous Recipes

“Easy Romanian Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Bars, Fall’s finest and most beloved dessert. Melt-in-your-mouth homemade pastry, delicious pumpkin and sweet potato filing with a vanilla touch, this is one recipe you gotta try!

Pumpkin Bars in a pile.


10. Taiwanese Pumpkin Rice Noodles | Caroline’s Cooking

“These Taiwanese pumpkin rice noodles are a fast and flavorful one pan meal. With a tasty combination of ingredients, it’s a meal perfect for any night of the week.

Taiwanese Pumpkin Rice Noodles in a bowl.


11. Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad | Wandercooks

“Colourful pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and cheese sprinkled with crunchy lemon & herb dukkah, pine nuts and tangy balsamic mustard dressing. This Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad is pure happiness in a bowl.

Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad - With a bed of spinach leaves, this salad just gets better as you top it with cheese, tomatoes, pine-nuts, pumpkin and dukkah. What a combo! It's the perfect side-dish or office lunch. Vegetarian. |


12. Thai Pumpkin Red Curry | Piping Hot Curry

“Vegan Thai Pumpkin Red Curry is a delicious dish to satisfy those curry cravings. Super flavorful, Vegan one-pot curry made with red curry paste, coconut milk, pumpkin and other veggies. Easy to make in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. Enjoy with jasmine rice or coconut rice for a perfect meal!

Thai Pumpkin Curry in a bowl.


13. Lao Pumpkin Coconut Custard | Wandercooks

“Hailing from the mysterious countryside of Laos, Pumpkin Coconut Custard is pure sweet comfort food, Asian style. Soft, moist pumpkin is filled with creamy coconut custard then baked into sweet dessert deliciousness.

Lao Pumpkin Coconut Custard - Smooth and creamy, this is one savoury sweet dessert that's perfect for parties and foodsharing. Vegetarian. |


14. Thai Stewed Pumpkin Dessert | The Schizo Chef

“Thai Stewed Pumpkin Dessert is a simple and quick Thai #Vegan dessert that is perfect to utilize winter pumpkin. Any sweet pumpkin like calabaza or kabocha can be used.

Thai Stewed Pumpkin in a bowl.


15. Japanese Pumpkin Soup | Chopstick Chronicles

“Called “kabocha”, Japanese pumpkins are very dense and have a semi-sweet flavour like a combination of chestnuts and purple sweet potato, which makes this pumpkin soup so delicious! Japanese pumpkin soup is perfect for chilly nights when you want to get snuggly and warm and it goes perfectly with some crusty baguette!

Japanese pumpkin soup in a bowl.


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